On Oct. 7, The Big Muddy Dance Company held its annual gala to celebrate and begin its 11th season. Guests gathered at The Sheldon for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a seated dinner complemented by company dance performances. The annual Encore Award was presented to Cheri and Ron Fromm for their support since the inception of the organization. The evening’s co-chairs were Lauren and Matt Brickler, and Ben Nordstrom served as Master of Ceremonies.
"It is an honor to co-chair this year’s gala as we celebrate the return to a live audience and kick off our 11th season,” Lauren Brickler says. “We have an extraordinary season ahead, showcasing new works and collaborations with some of the most esteemed arts organizations in St. Louis!"
The Big Muddy Dance Company Gala is an annual fundraising event benefiting the company as it strives to make an impact by acquiring new works of choreography, collaborating with other arts organization and educational dance programs in the metro area, and growing its Senior Embrace Program.